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Wells Cathedral

Address: Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral and it came as a bit of a surprise because we were not expecting a cathedral of this size in a small town. Unfortunatlly a service was on so couldn't go in but the outside is spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is beautiful and the places you can explore inside and out are amazing. Especially the clock inside its well worth a visit

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Raglan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visited around Christmastime and were lucky enough to see a local choir rehearsing for a carol concert. The acoustics were amazing and it was lovely experiencing the sound reverberating around the cathedral. We also enjoyed seeing the stunning scissor arches, which look surprisingly modern given they were added in 1338. Other interesting things to see include the Wells clock,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to be able to join a free one-hour guided tour of the cathedral. John, our guide, brought the place to life with his informative stroll around this beautiful building. He recommended us to return in the evening for Evensong in order to hear the choir bring the building to life. We were so glad we did.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Although they ask for a contribution towards the upkeep Wells are less obtrusive about this than many other Cathedrals. There is a suggested amount and you can also give by purchasing a £4 permit for photography. All self service. We happily made a contribution. The building is wonderful with a wonderful stained glass window and an excellent small exhibition. Well... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A wonderful example of its time set in beautiful grounds, right in the Centre of this lovely old town. Great Architecture particular on the cladding on the building, greta figures etc, it is a must if in this part of the County, good parking, but does leave a little walk to get back to Cathedral

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stunning Cathedral both outside and in. It's free to visit, but donations welcome and worth every penny for the upkeep of this spectacular building.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This large and beautiful cathedral is located in what people from the U.S.A. would call a "little town". It is the very presence of this cathedral that makes it an official city. Our British friends called Wells "the smallest city in Europe"; other sources call it "the smallest city in the U.K." We visited on New Years' Eve and it... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Cathedral is absolutely stunning! To look inside we only had to pay a contribution and it was completely worth it! It was as stunning inside as it is outside. Highly recommend a visit!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Entry is now by donation rather than entry fee as it was when I last visited about 25 years ago.A must see particularly the worlds second oldest clock that performs a trick every quarter hour

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